×

Prep Sports

Marquette Senior High School boys golfers 3rd at Gladstone Invitational

GLADSTONE — The Marquette Senior High School boys golf team opened its season with a third-place finish at the Gladstone Invitational, led by Tyler Bergwall and Ethan Sellers combining to shoot a best-ball score of 79 which netted them fourth place. Jordan Jurmu and Andrew Fedrizzi shot ...

Area high school sports officials, referees, umpires to be recognized

MARQUETTE — Several area officials will be honored by the Michigan High School Athletic Association at its 38th annual Officials’ Awards & Alumni Banquet on May 6 at the Eagle Eye Golf Club in East Lansing. They are being honored for reaching five- and 10-year anniversaries of ...

Marquette, Negaunee softball teams struggle

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Braves ran their winning streak to five games Saturday after posting four softball victories in the Gerry Smith Memorial tournament. Gladstone squeezed past Negaunee 3-2 in its opener, then romped past Marquette 14-1 in four innings and Norway 17-5 in five innings ...

Westwood Patriots 2nd at high school tennis meet

MARINETTE, Wisconsin — Westwood tied for the runner-up position at the fourth annual Yooper Classic high school boys tennis tournament on Friday in Marinette, Wisconsin. The Patriots and Kingsford each scored 20 points to finish only behind champion Escanaba with 24. West Iron County was ...

Marquette girls soccer tops Marinette Friday

By Journal Sports Staff MARINETTE, Wis. — The Marquette Redettes girls soccer team continued its good start to the season as it rolled past Marinette (Wis.) 4-1 Friday night. The Redettes were in control the majority of the game and got on the board first early in the opening half. Sara ...

A sense of relief

NEWBERRY — Choosing which college to attend after high school can be a stressful task for any senior, but it can be even worse for an athlete. However once that decision is made, it usually comes with a big sense of relief and that was the case for Newberry guard Taylor Bryant on ...

Rocco Carlson took 1st in pole vault

MARQUETTE — In the Saturday, April 15 edition of The Mining Journal, there was an error in regard to the Menominee Quadrangular track and field meet. Westwood High School’s Rocco Carlson took first in the pole vault with a height of 10-6, not Wyatt Carlson.

MSHS softball picks up victories

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Senior High softball team picked up three wins in the past week with pitcher Chelsea Wiggins playing a huge role in the success. The Redettes topped Gladstone 8-0 Friday, Apr. 14 and then earned two victories Saturday, 1-0 over Rapid River and 10-0 over Norway. ...

U.P. wrestler signs with CMU

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain’s Aaron Bolo has signed on to compete at the pinnacle of collegiate wrestling. Bolo, who capped a great senior season with a third-place finish in the state high school tournament, signed a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday to wrestle at NCAA Division 1 ...

Hematites stay solid

MARQUETTE — The Ishpeming Dome Invitational wrapped up three days of high school track and field competition at the Superior Dome Wednesday with the host Hematites and Munising taking home Division II top honors. Ishpeming placed first on the boys side with 129.5 points, while the Munising ...

Negaunee girls have tough outing, get swept by Escanaba

ESCANABA — It may be cold outside this week for softball, but it’s not affecting hot-hitting Taylor Gauthier. Gauthier, Escanaba’s junior shortstop, belted four home runs Wednesday to help the Eskymos to a doubleheader sweep over Negaunee in their home opener at Lemerand Field. She hit ...

Marquette girls soccer beats Iron Mountain in 2 OT Tuesday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Marquette girls soccer team pulled off an 2-1 double overtime victory over Iron Mountain Tuesday night. Sierra Carlson got the Redettes on the board early in the first half. Sara Iwanicki started off the rush by centering a pass to Aurora Mlsna, who got the ball through ...

Redmen defeat Eskymos on road

ESCANABA — The Marquette baseball team took down Escanaba 4-1 Wednesday night behind a two-hit night from Hunter Doucette and the pitching of Garrett Finkbeiner. Doucette had a double, single and knocked in a run, while Finkbeiner struck out seven to earn the win on the mound. John Thomson ...

Marquette runners open with a bang

The Division I prep track and field teams of the Upper Peninsula got their first taste of large competition at the Superior Dome Classic Tuesday afternoon. Both Marquette teams finished first in total points, with the boys earning 153 points and the girls totaling 73 points. Negaunee's ...

Westwood Patriots softball sweeps doubleheader against Manistique Monday

MANISTIQUE — The Westwood Patriots softball team swept Manistique Monday afternoon, 9-7 in the opener and 10-1 in the nightcap. In the first game, the Patriots were led offensively by Shae Blewett, who went 4 for 4. Raija Stille had three hits for Westwood, while Kimmy Collins had two. ...

Cougars feeling superior

MARQUETTE — The Superior Central Cougars track and field team began a new era under head coach Ryan Kleven Monday afternoon at the Division III Dome Invitational in Marquette. Kleven, who’s beginning his first season with the Cougars, said the indoor competition was a good way to start ...

Marquette Senior High School baseball Redmen open season with road split

HARRIS — Garrett Finkbeiner and Blake Henriksen combined on a three-hitter as Marquette defeated Bark River-Harris 10-3 to open the Redmen’s high school baseball season on Thursday. The host Broncos came back in the nightcap to post a 6-3 win. Finkbeiner started the opener and allowed ...

Rapid River sweeps Superior Central Cougars in softball season-opener

EBEN — The Superior Central High School softball team had a tough opening date against Class D power Rapid River on Thursday, falling 19-0 and 11-1 at home. Brittany Schwartz didn’t allow a Cougar runner to reach base in the opener over the game’s three innings as teammate Richelle ...

MHSAA seeks student advisers

EAST LANSING — The Michigan High School Athletic Association is seeking sophomores to serve on its Student Advisory Council for the next two school years. Four boys and four girls from the Class of 2019 will be selected for two-year terms to meet on matters related to maintaining and ...